1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3707
Laramie, WY 82071
Please note: All students participating in study abroad programs will be charged a Study Abroad Fee of $100, in addition to the program costs. Students will also be required to purchase Student Travel Insurance at a cost of approximately $47 per month (for students age 26 and below). Program costs listed below do not include UW tuition.
FCSC 4960: Textiles Field Studies
Scotland has a long history in textile manufacturing. London, although long recognized as a center for men's fine tailoring, is now recognized as an international fashion center. Paris is not only the capital of France it is considered by many to be the capital of the international fashion scene. Great Britain's and France's contribution to the world fashion includes textiles and apparel production, a unique retail system, and renowned fashion designers. This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to visit British and French designer show rooms, textile manufacturers, museums, and historic/cultural sites. The course also provides an opportunity to introduce students to the British and French culture. The study tour will travel to Edinburgh, London and Paris. Price includes: Hotel Accommodation (2 nights in Edinburgh, 5 in London and 5 in Paris), Daily Breakfast, Ground Transportation, Guides for Tours, Entry Fees, Airfare. Passports, course tuition, spending for lunch, dinner, free time activities, and shopping are not included in price.
BUSN 4540/5540: Global Business Issues (Fall 2013)
Study tour course with travel to Germany, tentative itinerary includes Berlin, Pforzheim, and Heilbronn. All tours are in English. Online course during spring semester prior to departure.
Estimated Cost: $3,900; cost may change depending on airline prices.
Estimated Dates: June 1-12
Contact: Terri Rittenburg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
RELI 3350: Religion and Globalization in India
This two-week study abroad course familiarizes students with India's diverse religions and their religious practices and institutions. it also explores the impact globalization has had on the general state and role of religion in South Asia. Students will travel to different religious and cultural sites within local villages as well as global cities in the regions of North India, including Delhi, Himachel, Pradesh, Punjab, and Rajasthan. Open to UW students at any level, UW faculty and staff, and the general public. Prerequisite: RELI 1000 or 2050, or consent of the instructor.
Estimated Cost: $3,700, includes airfare, accommodations and meals, National Park fees and local transportation.
Dates: To be announced
Contact: Antoinette DeNapoli, Ph.D. (email@example.com)
RELI 2040: Religions of the Middle East: Judaism, Christianity and Islam
(3 credits) [CH, G]
This course introduces students to the religions, history and contemporary dynamics of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Students will visit historic and sacred sites and meet with contemporary leaders in Jerusalem, Galilee, and throughout Israel. Visits and lectures analyze the origins and development of three major religions that arose in the Middle East: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, including Baha'i and LDS from early times until the present. Travel in Israel provides an outstanding opportunity to understand the basic principles, historical development, political and cultural context, and structure of each religion. Students will prepare for this journey with 15 hours of intensive pre-travel seminars, readings and research in Wyoming (also available on line). Two weeks of travel include an optional third week (at extra cost) to visit more historic, cultural, and tourist sites.
Estimated Dates: To be announced
Contact: Seth Ward (firstname.lastname@example.org)
EDCI 5480/EDEL 4975: International Studies: Kenya
An innovative study abroad course that will allow learners to use primary resources to explore various topics including Kenya's history, geography, cultures, languages (Kiswahili), economy, education, archeology, ecology, paleontology and zoology. Other areas such as geo-political, ethnic and gender issues and the HIV/AIDS epidemic will be explored. Learners will participate in field experiences (based on areas of interest). During the course, learners will reflect in writing and orally the similarities and differences between America and Kenya. In addition, they will examine ways in which the course will have influenced them as citizens of the world. As the world becomes a global village, it is essential to help our students develop an understanding and appreciation of cultural and global issues.
Dates: To be announced
Contact: John Kambutu (email@example.com)
UW Field Course in Kenya - Ecology and Conservation of African Savannas
Students will be immersed in an intensive, learn-by-doing field experience in central Kenya. This 3 week course will be offered jointly through UW and the University of British Columbia. Students will live and work on the Mpala Research Centre. For more information visit the website: http://mpala.org.
Estimated Costs: $4,775 including airfare, in-country travel cost, accommodations, and most meals.
Tentative Dates: May 2014
Contact: Jake Goheen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
KEEPS - Karibu Kenya
Culture and Agriculture in Africa - a class offered in December of each year following finals week and lasting 12 days. Maximum enrollment is 18 Wyoming Students. Sites visited include agricultural sites in Nairobi, Kitale, Kericho, and Naivasha, with tours of natural sites including: The Great Rift Valley, Hell's Gate National Park and Masai Mara Game Park. All travel in Kenya (24 passenger bus and 9 passenger vans) is provided. This program is funded at a rate of $10,000/per class. Student expenses vary between $500 and $3,500 dependent on scholarship support, which is based on GPA and/or financial need. There are no plans to expand this program beyond current levels, however current funding runs out after January of 2012.
Dates: December 2012 (contingent upon funding)
Contact: David Wilson (email@example.com)
CRMJ 4990: Transnationalism and Crime
(also listed as CHST 4990)
This is an experimental special topics course designed to give an overview of how globalization processes and international population movements impact perceived and actual transnational crime trends and their control. Through required readings students will gain a better understanding for the varied social, political, and economic forces that motivate criminal behavior and criminal justice policy in a global perspective. Coursework will have a particular emphasis on population movements from Mexico and Central America. The four week summer course will be a hybrid videoconferencing/online delivery. Students will meet one day a week for three hours through videoconferencing, and will be expected to complete significant online coursework through eCompanion. During a portion of the course, students will spend their time on a field trip to El Paso, TX where they will be hosted by faculty from the Criminal Justice Department at University of Texas at El Paso. In collaboration with their Open Source Resource Lab, faculty members will arrange various visits with law enforcement agencies and immigrant advocacy organizations.
Dates: To be announced
Estimated Cost: To be determined
Contact: Dr. Ed A. Muñoz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
AS 4900; ENR 4890/5890; ESM 4900/5900 Biosecurity or Insecurity on a Mad Planet
An intensifying, multi-dimensional problem across the planet is the invasion of ecosystems by exotic animals, plants and even disease organisms. There is increasing evidence that elements of climate change and water, air and soil pollution exacerbate these incursions. There is no place on the planet immune from these invasions, but also no place better suited to their study than the southern hemisphere country of NEW ZEALAND. The goals of this course are to introduce participants to the ecosystem resources of the two principle Islands of New Zealand (including Kiwi (birds), Kauri (trees), tusked weta (insects)) and the incursions that threaten these (e.g. possums, pathogenic often soil borne microorganisms, rodents). Interaction with native people (The Maori) and European and Asian settlers, will supplement these experiences. From the ecosystem resources and these people the principles of biosecurity will be drawn and control measures derived and observed in some of New Zealand's National Parks and Island Sanctuaries (e.g. "Ark in the Park" and the volcanoes of Tongariro). The course is tailored for both undergraduates and graduate students, and for students in the sciences as well as the humanities. The classroom for most of this experience will be the New Zealand forests, savannahs and mountains. Students should expect and be prepared for experiences from treks to several isolated locations, observations in nucleic acid labs, to cuisine in metropolitan Auckland, penguin colonies on the Tiritiri Mantangi island. Although it will be the height of summer in New Zealand during this excursion, field trips have the potential to range from glaciers on the high peaks to the beaches of the New Zealand's extensive coasts.
Dates: To be announced
Approximate Cost: $2000 plus air fare.
Contact: Dr. Stephen Williams (email@example.com) (307)766-2683 for an application
Field School in Perurian Archaeology
The University of Wyoming Anthropology Department will offer a field school in Peruvian archaeology in the summer of 2014. Students will live and work in the northern highlands of Peru. The course will focus on the excavation of the late prehistoric fortified village of Yanaorco, a site occupied from A.D. 1000 to A.D. 1400 by members of the Cajamarca Culture. Participants will gain practical knowledge of excavation and laboratory methods and an understanding of Andean prehistory with a focus on the prehistoric cultures of the northern Andes. We will also take several fieldtrips to neighboring archaeological sites and museums. For additional information, please visit the Project Web page at www.yanaorco.org.
Dates: Summer 2014
Contact: Jason Toohey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CHST/HIST/INST 4485 U.S. Latino Diaspora
Designed to combine academic and experiential components for students interested in further examining the historical creation and contemporary spread of the multicultural Latina/o Diaspora from islands in the Caribbean to the Yucatán peninsula and beyond. Various activities in and out of the classroom will provide students with knowledge about the indigenous, European, and African roots of Latina/o culture, history, and contemporary socioeconomic status. Students will then be able to experience this diverse Latinidad through a week-long stay abroad in Puerto Rico.
Estimated cost: $1500 (includes air-fare, lodging, and meals)
Travel Dates: To be determined
Contact: Dr. Ed Muñoz (email@example.com)
ART 4650: International Study in Art
Students will respond creatively to the historical, cultural and aesthetic experience in the country of travel and will use journaling, drawing, and collection of visual material to continue a more in-depth response upon return. Course sections will vary regarding structure/context. All sections will include studio and/or art historical curriculum. Prerequisite: ART 4635.
Dates: Summer 2014
Contact: Prof. Doug Russell (firstname.lastname@example.org)